Though there have been reports on the synthesis of Fe particles by using polyol process, the role of polyol has not been understood well and it still remains unclear. We report the successful synthesis of Fe nanoparticles in liquid polyols, their magnetic properties and also the influence of polyols for the formation of Fe nanoparticles. The oxide phase fraction and the magnetic properties are found to depend on the particle size of the Fe synthesized in various polyols like trimethylene glycol, propylene glycol and ethylene glycol.
- Fe nanoparticle
- Polyol process